Are Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protected Classes in California?

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While gender discrimination is unlawful under federal law, California has even greater protections for its workers. In addition to outlawing sex discrimination, California law makes it clear that sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination are also illegal in the state. Watch our video to learn more about these types of illegal workplace discrimination practices, […]

Experiencing Sexual Harassment at Work?

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Sexual harassment at work, or other types of abusive workplace behavior, is illegal and more people are standing up against this type of behavior. Everyone, both men and women, are entitled to a work environment that is safe and free from harassment and abuse. If you have been experiencing sexual harassment at work or discrimination, […]

Can Employment Law Cases be Class Action Lawsuits?

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Although most employment law cases about discrimination or wage and hour issues are individual lawsuits, in some cases, they may proceed as class actions. When can employment law cases be class action lawsuits? This typically happens when a larger corporation has systematically treated workers unfairly and against the law as a group of people. If […]

What is Gender Discrimination in Employment Law?

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What is gender discrimination in employment law, also knows as sex discrimination, and what can a person do about it? Although most cases of gender discrimination are about women, the law is gender-neutral, and men can be affected as well. Gender discrimination is when people are treated differently in employment, pay, benefits, promotion or termination […]

Does My Employer Owe Me Overtime Pay in California?

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All non-exempt workers, which is most hourly employees, are entitled to overtime pay in California and under federal law. However, some employers look to cut corners by holding back legal overtime pay, or they fail to pay this wage due to a misunderstanding of the law. Watch our video to learn more about California overtime […]

What are New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws?

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What are New Jersey wage and hour laws, and how can employees and workers know that they are being treated fairly? In this video, an employment lawyer explains some basic points of wage and hour law, and discusses how non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Workers who are not paid in accordance with the […]

Underpaid as a Recovery Worker for Superstorm Sandy?

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Recovery workers for Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey Shore may have been underpaid wages. If you were a recovery worker, have your pay stubs reviewed by an attorney to see if you have a claim.

What is Disability Discrimination in the Workplace?

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In this video, California attorney Doug Silverstein explains what constitutes disability discrimination at work, when employers need to offer reasonable accommodations, and what employees can do when their rights are being violated.

How Does Overtime Pay Work in California?

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In this video, employment attorney Doug Silverstein explains when employees are entitled to overtime. When employers attempt to misclassify workers, or fail to pay them the proper overtime amounts, those employees will have a wage and hour claim under federal and state law.